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Eye on the Senate: An Accidental Tweet on a Challenge in Utah

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Mark Shurtleff

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff accidentally announced Tuesday via a Twitter message that he would be challenging three-term incumbent GOP Sen. Robert F. Bennett for his seat in 2010, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Shurtleff is a popular figure in Utah; he was re-elected to a third term in 2008 with 69 percent.

In several Twitter messages to his almost 2,000 followers, Shurtleff said he would have “all of the legislative conservative caucus and other senators and representatives there endorsing me. Time to rock and roll!”

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